Nationwide Tour Heading to Minneapolis Area


Nationwide TourThe PGA Tour announced Thursday a new Nationwide Tour event in the Minneapolis area beginning in 2004.
The tour and Tom Lehman Charities have entered into a three-year contract to contest the Scholarship America Showdown. The inaugural event will be held July 8-11, 2004 at the Troy Burne Golf Club in Hudson, Wis. The Lehman-designed course (par 71, 7,003 yards) is 35 minutes east of Minneapolis.
Lehman is a native of Austin, Minn. He competed on the Nationwide Tour in 1990 and '91, earning Player of the Year honors in the latter season after winning three times and leading the money list. He has since won five times on the PGA Tour, including the 1996 Open Championship.
The new event will have a $500,000 purse, with $90,000 going to the winner.